My recording studio mainly specializes in mixing and mastering. All work is done exclusively on a digital level. I am convinced that with the help of current software, excellent sounding mixes and masters are now possible if you know how to use the software correctly. In addition, working on a digital level offers the possibility to make small changes at any time and thus compare different versions.

Room acoustics in the recording studio:

The acoustics of my studio are designed and engineered by GIK Acoustic and allow the highest level listening experience. In addition to my control room, I have a small recording room filled with lots of instruments. This room is well suited for individual musicians or voice recordings.

For larger projects (drums or grand piano recordings) I can use the adjacent recording studio, which belongs to my colleague Geo Schaller. In addition to more space, this studio also has an excellent sounding grand piano (Grotrian Steinweg) and a high-quality collection of microphones (e. g. Neumann, Gefell, AKG, Electrovoice, Shure and Rode).

Tonstudio Hardware:

  • Apple iMac 27“ mit 3,6 Ghz Intel Core i5 mit 8 GB RAM
  • RME Fireface 400
  • Mackie Control
  • Mackie Big Knob

Monitoring:

  • Genelec 1032A
  • Tannoy System 600
  • Behrintone C5A (Auratone Nachbau)
  • AKG 702
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
  • Raumakustik by GIK Acoustic
  • Raumkorrektur: Sonarworks Reference 3

Outboard/Preamps:

  • Reußenzehn MicMic Deluxe Röhrenmikrofonpreamp
  • Focusrite ISA One Mikrofonpreamp
  • RME Octamic
  • DBX 160A Kompressor
  • BBE Acoustimax Instrument Preamp
  • Palmer Daccapo Reamping Box
  • Softube Console 1 MK2 inkl. SSL 4000E
  • Lexicon MX400 XL

Mikrofone:

  • Audio Technica 4047 Großmembranmikrofon
  • Beyerdynamic M 130 Bändchenmikrofon
  • Telefunken MD 21, Kugelmikrofon, (Für u.a. Mundharmonika)
  • weitere Mikros auf Anfrage u.a.: Gefell UM70, AKG 414, Rode K2, Neumann 184,
  • Sennheiser MD 421

Recording Software:

  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Melodyne Studio 4
  • Ableton Live
  • AVID Pro Tools 11 + 12
  • Presonus Studio One V3 (Für Mastering)
  • HOFA IQ Analyser (Mastering Analyzer)
  • Native Instruments Komplete 9
  • PSP Plugins für Mastering
  • Melda Production Mastering Bundle
  • Sonimus Satson
  • Waves Gold Bundle

Instrumente:

  • Fender Stratocaster 73´Reissue
  • DeArmond Starfire Special
  • PRS SE Santana
  • Telecaster
  • Fender Jazzbass
  • Klassikgitarre von Ortega MN 158
  • Fender Dreadnought Westerngitarre
  • Kirkland TX Jumbogitarre
  • Ortega Ukulele
  • Mandoline
  • Lapsteel Gitarre
  • Singende Säge
  • Zither
  • Banjo
  • Akkordeon
  • Bontempi Orgel
  • diverse Percussion Instrumente
  • Jomox XBase 09 analoge Drummachine

Gitarren-Amps:

  • Dynacord Amigo
  • Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18
  • LaRoqua 112 Pro Gitarrenbox

If something is unclear, don’t hesitate to send me a message.

Moritz Maier / Recording & Arrangement in Cologne / 0221-71500590